When you think Las Vegas, you think gambling, sex, heat, the desert. But you also think of over-the-top opulence that can distract you from all of the things designed to take your money.
Opulence, however, did not come to the tip of the tongue of one PGA Tour player in describing the host course for the Monday qualifying tournament into the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Jamie Lovemark tweeted a picture of the conditions at Coyote Springs, located an hour away from the Vegas Strip, closer to Mesquite.
— Jamie Lovemark (@jamielovemark) October 14, 2013
Obviously, the conditions were not up to the PGA Tour standard. Fellow pro Kyle Thompson, however, said the picture Lovemark tweeted wasn't representative of the true conditions. It painted too rosy of a picture.
— Kyle Thompson (@KyleThompsonPGA) October 15, 2013
Lovemark and Thompson both shot even-par 72 in the 18-hole qualifier, coming up short of spots in the field. Tim Wilkinson and Chad Collins, who shot a 59 this year in the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship, shot 6-under 66 to share medalist honors.
There was a five-for-two playoff for the remaining two spots.